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Rain and thunderstorms are expected in some parts of the country this evening

Rain and thunderstorms are expected in some parts of the country this evening

Pakistan continues to experience an intense heatwave today, especially in the plains, with extreme temperatures gripping the nation. Despite the scorching heat, there is a possibility of storms in various parts of the country in the post-afternoon period.

According to the Meteorological Department, some relief is expected for certain regions. In the evening, rain is anticipated in parts of Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Potohar region. Islamabad may experience rain accompanied by wind and thunder later today. Additionally, showers are likely at night in areas including Dir, Swat, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Kohistan, Shangla, Kurram, and Bajaur.

Rain is also forecast for parts of Punjab, such as Attock, Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, and Lahore. Thunderstorms and rain are expected in Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha, Murree, and Galiyat.

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In Balochistan, the weather will remain extremely hot, with dusty winds expected to blow in the northern districts. Similarly, most districts of Sindh will face high temperatures, with the upper districts experiencing particularly severe heat. The coastal areas of Sindh are likely to experience dusty winds as well.

The Met Department has indicated that dusty winds are likely to blow in the coastal areas of Sindh, and temperatures are expected to reach unprecedented levels in several areas. Nawabshah and Mohenjodaro are forecast to hit a scorching 52 degrees Celsius. Multan, DG Khan, and Bahawalpur will also experience intense heat, with temperatures forecast to reach 49 degrees. Lahore will see temperatures rise to 46 degrees, Islamabad to 41 degrees, and Karachi to a relatively cooler 38 degrees.

Authorities have advised residents to take precautions against the heat, including staying hydrated and avoiding direct sunlight. Those in regions expecting rain and thunderstorms should prepare for potential weather-related disruptions.